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5 options for stay-at-home fun in SF: Tuesday, May 12

The Bay Area's shelter-in-place order has brought countless events usually held as in-person gatherings online. We're aiming to support local businesses in San Francisco and Oakland by highlighting five of these events each day.

Got a suggestion for an online event based in SF or Oakland? Email our events reporter, Teresa Hammerl. 

Here's your SF event calendar for Tuesday, May 12. Shop goods at an online artisan market, join a parents' support group or play in bike-themed trivia night — all from the comfort of your couch.

Virtual Spring Artisan Market

Image: Asian Art Museum/Facebook

The Asian Art Museum has taken its Spring Artisan Market online, with n array of one-of-a-kind handmade goods for browsing. Available through May 17, the digital shop includes jewelry, apparel, fashion accessories, specialty food products, cosmetics, and more, all created by local makers.

When: Tuesday, May 12, all day

How to join: Via Asian Art Museum's website

Price: Products available for $14 – $1,500

New Parents Virtual Support Group

Anyone who's welcomed a new child in the past six months has had a particularly rough entry to parenthood. That's why SF-based doula group Born Collective has launched a support group for new parents to vent, share wisdom, and talk about what it's like to care for a baby under shelter-in-place.

When: Tuesday, May 12, 3 p.m.

How to join: To register and receive a Zoom link, email

Price: $0 – $15, sliding scale

Virtual Book Event: Anne Raeff + Oscar Villalon


After some technical difficulties last Thursday, Green Apple Books has rescheduled its event with author Anne Raeff to Tuesday. Along with ZYZZYVA editor Oscar Villalon, Raeff, a California Book Award silver medalist, will discuss her new novel "Only the River," which follows two families in New York and Nicaragua as their lives collide over several generations.

When: Tuesday, May 12, 5 p.m.

How to join: Via Zoom

PriceFree; pre-order the book from Green Apple

Bike-Themed Trivia Night

Photo: Teresa Hammerl/Hoodline

Ready to show off your cycling knowledge? The SF Bicycle Coalition is hosting its first virtual bike-themed trivia night, which also includes a few non-bike-related questions to mix things up. Play virtually, then stick around to chat with your fellow participants about all things SF Bicycle Coalition.

When: Tuesday, May 12, 5:30 p.m.

How to join: Via SF Bicycle Coalition's website

Price: Free

Resident: Electronic Music 

Image: The Laundry/Facebook

Since 2017, Mission event space the Laundry has hosted Resident, a monthly electronic audiovisual open mic event. The event has now gone online, with hosts ezPuzzle, Franck Martin, Jason Worden and Fetz welcoming a lineup of emerging electronic musicians like Midi Scripts, Sine Mountain and and Patrick Coleman/Malarki.

When: Tuesday, May 12, 8 p.m.

How to join: Via YouTube

Price: Free


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